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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,296
Posted By simonee
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/kid.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/kid.gif

Dd made that when she was 3, she's 14 now.

I was here a lot with the young kids but left during the UAV wars... Funny, it almost seems there's...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,167
Posted By simonee
We have a simple rule in our house: this is a...

We have a simple rule in our house: this is a non hitting house. 
 
 
Most people that ever are here, can recite this. Even the 2 year old neighborhood kids that walk in and out. And it's obvious...
Forum: November 2011   06-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,503
Posted By simonee
One word: Enjoy     This is going to be a...

One word: Enjoy
 
 
This is going to be a time of your life you'll always remember. A time you will always talk to your child about and they'll want to know about. Sling or stroller, breast or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 35,067
Posted By simonee
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by AdinaL http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1315728/the-huge-trolls-thread/680#post_16492891)

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 35,067
Posted By simonee
Also, Adina? How can Birgit be...

Also, Adina? How can Birgit be 5? http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 35,067
Posted By simonee
I just read it now! The endless circle and the...

I just read it now! The endless circle and the poor dead horse remind me of  "I tried nothing and nothing works!"  and then everybody says "Hugs mama HTH!" ;)
 
TWWS's reputation once again is so...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-08-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,900
Posted By simonee
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by lauren http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1255805/still-food-obsessed/280#post_16432448)
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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-07-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 32,900
Posted By simonee
Dear OP, the title of this thread is about you,...

Dear OP, the title of this thread is about you, not your daughter. She's too young to be food-obsessed in any other way than seeking sustenance. Please let her eat her little heart out. Even if her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-26-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,705
Posted By simonee
First: I think any shade of red (or purple!)...

First: I think any shade of red (or purple!)  would look great on her!
 
My DD is 11 and is thinking about body mod a lot, but doesn't want any at this point. But we've talked about it a lot (she...
Forum: Unschooling   03-25-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,471
Posted By simonee
How about giving consensus a try?   As in,...

How about giving consensus a try?
 
As in, "You live in this house and want to play games all day. I live in this house and want games to be played for just a little while. So let's find out how...
Forum: Far East   03-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 3,940
Posted By simonee
Dear Japan mamas and others, I'm thinking of you...

Dear Japan mamas and others, I'm thinking of you every day. How terrifying your lives must be. 
 
Is there anything members in other parts of the world can do for you except think of you and hope...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-06-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,403
Posted By simonee
Trust your instincts and your body, mama. You...

Trust your instincts and your body, mama. You don't have those for nothing. If something feels wrong to you, maybe something IS wrong. I hope you will hold your wonderful baby soon.
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,183
Posted By simonee
Enjoy it while you can! My dd used to be...

Enjoy it while you can! My dd used to be extremely cute and is now 11yo) pretty but not overly so, my DS used to look like Harry Potter's uncle Vern and is only now at age 7 starting to look what...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   11-01-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,528
Posted By simonee
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

Congratulations! I'm sure nothing feels as good as two brand spanking new babies!
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,410
Posted By simonee
How terrible, how sad, how understandable your...

How terrible, how sad, how understandable your reaction... I'd be pissed too, as her death seems to have been so preventable... it's how we can never see inside people's heads, can only hope they'd...
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-04-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By simonee
I'm so sorry Samantha...

I'm so sorry Samantha http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-30-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 256
Posted By simonee
When a good friend lost her baby at about the...

When a good friend lost her baby at about the same gestational age, DD and I made her a necklace with a bead for each day he was in her belly and 3 bigger ones for the days she got to hold him in...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-29-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Posted By simonee
Sorry I had posted in the wrong thread. A...

Sorry I had posted in the wrong thread.

A friend of mine lost her 3yo. All you can do is listen to her, hold her, cry and laugh when she wants to, now but also much much later.
Forum: The Netherlands   08-10-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,687
Posted By simonee
Not sure if I'm too late, but I have a bunch of...

Not sure if I'm too late, but I have a bunch of Dutch (spoken) kid movies. Many are English and Dutch, with subtitles in either language, so you can 'double up'. They tend to be zone 2 though, so...
Forum: The Netherlands   08-10-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By simonee
sorry, too late... i"m a native Dutch translator...

sorry, too late... i"m a native Dutch translator from English to Dutch... PM me if you need any more help...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 259
Posted By simonee
I will never forget your sweet Mary Rose....

I will never forget your sweet Mary Rose. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/candle.gif

We still talk about her regularly, whenever we see or make paper boats.
Forum: Spirituality   08-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By simonee
Not sure about Catholics, but my kids are in a...

Not sure about Catholics, but my kids are in a 'Christian" school in a very Catholic town, and they do yoga, and they say it's 'to connect with their inner truth' - sounds fine to me!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-06-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,744
Posted By simonee
Quote: I do find it irritating that people...

Quote:
I do find it irritating that people assume that my problems are due to the fact that I can't keep house or comb hair or I don't know, whatever. If only I had the right brush, the right...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-06-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 14,744
Posted By simonee
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15696190)
First, the choice was you comb or I do, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,386
Posted By simonee
My dd is only 11, but I'm absolutely confident I...

My dd is only 11, but I'm absolutely confident I don't need to set up dating rules for her because she can do it herself. I trust her and her friends, and I know she has the confidence to make...
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